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How to navigate rising mortgage rates

By Scott Sheldon / February 26, 2021

We’ve been spoiled by ultra-low mortgage rates for the last several months. We saw 30-year mortgage rates go down into the mid two’s on conventional and government loans. These interest rates were brought on by the pandemic, the job market uncertainty, and the broader United States being in a holding pattern about what’s going to…

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Why We Won't See 5% Mortgage Rates Any Time Soon

By Scott Sheldon / January 5, 2015

The direction of mortgage interest rates drive the housing market. We’ve been spoiled with ultra-low rates the last few years with many experts predicating  2014 was going to be the year of 5% rates, they were wrong. Here’s why we’re not going to be seeing 5% mortgage rates anytime soon. Ability To Procure Credit Reality…

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